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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. residents are urged to evacuate the east coast of the us as the most powerful storm in nearly three decades strengthens even further. president putin denies the two men accused of trying to murder sergei skripal worked for him. he says they're just civilians who happened to be there. but the british government isn't buying it. apple has just launched its latest iphone and a range of other products — we have all the latest from our technology correspondent. and police in australia are digging at the home of a woman who disappeared 36 years ago — because of a podcast. let's start with some of the latest pictures coming in from the us east coast. hurricane florence, a category four storm described by us officials as ‘the storm of a lifetime‘
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is on its way and it's already generating winds of over 200kmph. these are that latest satellite pictures — north carolina, south carolina and virginia are in its path. south carolina authorities have turned four motorways into one—way routes because of the volume of people moving away from the coast. some have been told to go — there are mandatory evacuation orders in place for one and a half million people. others are opting to stay put — and are stockpiling — which leads to scenes like this is supermarkets. bottled water in particular is in high demand. we were expecting florence to arrive on thursday morning — but it's slowed — it may arrive on friday now. the more time to
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prepare the better — given this warning from the federal emergency management agency. this is not going to be a glancing blow, this is not be a tropical storm, this is not what to be one of those storms that hit and then move out to sea, this is going to be a mike tyson punch to the carolina coast. we've also heard from the president. they say it is as big is a scene coming to this country and certainly to the east coast as they've ever seen. we will handle it. we are ready, we are able, we've got the finest people, i think anywhere in the world. the first responders and fema are out there, they're going to stand through the danger of this storm. i spoke to the bbc‘s laura trevelyan in north carolina
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about how people are bracing themselves. well there is one person on the beach who was determined to write out the storm and his calculation is that he's written out every storm within living memory. however his next—door neighbours who are fleeing this afternoon, who remember hurricane hazel back in 1954 which devastated this beach, they are not taking any chances and they're going. and we've had the governors of north carolina and south carolina warned residents that if they stay put, first responders won't be able to get to them because they will be called back from the area. in that period from thursday night to saturday now it looks like, when hurricane florence is going to most likely turned parallel to the coast, bringing its triple threat of flooding, of high winds, and a storm surge. it's maybe the pioneering an american spirit roz, but more are fleeing than are staying. and for those who want
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to prepare their homes in their office buildings before leaving, how much can really be done to protect a building in advance of the storm? not much. the national hurricane centre said that if there are winds of 130 miles an hour, that's enough to take off your roofs and to damage your exterior walls. people are boarding up their houses along beach, they're taking the most valued possessions across this state into the neighbouring one and now in georgia, a state of emergency has been declared. people are panicked, buying supplies, water, gas, whatever they can. but yes, the couple thati was talking to today, they were very sanguine about it. we hope that we have the home to come back to bite the most important thing is like that's something that is why they were heading out of town. laura, thank you very much indeed. that is laura on the coast awaiting the storm, let's find out the progress that
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the storm is making. behind the outside source screen, are my collects and bbc are my colleagues and bbc weather, i'm just going to have them help tell us what's going on. it's not going as quickly as expected. yes it is slowing down, on the satellite picture, it seemed even weaken a little bit and the last 2a hours down and the last 2a hours down to a category three, but it is expected to strengthen up again, because it's very warm sea water here, these things thrive off of warm sea water. so you can see how florida's a defined eye which shows the intensity of it. it is heading into a northwest direction, and it's going to be hitting the coast of north carolina and breached the standard friday morning and then watch what happens, notice the day catching up friday, saturday and sunday, the system holds so it'll bring torrential rain, damaging the coast and then it's just going to continue to rain and rain here for the next four or five days afterwards, perhaps moving a little bit south westwards into south carolina as well. so we're talking days
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in the next tuesday with some heavy rain. which makes it particularly dangerous. how far inland would you go before you can be sure you're clear of the worst of the storm. for the moment, looks like it's heading into the valley into central eastern parts, western parts of virginia, restaurant into central eastern parts, western parts of virginia, perhaps eastern tennessee could be safe, but anywhere, the heavy rain will be affecting a good portion of the mid—atlantic states, it's notjust going to be in the cente. outer storms developing around the system. the winds will ease down as the system moves in land, but it's the rain fall. i know we're focused on the storm, but what is happening in the philippines as well as. that the look in the philippines at the moment, just to the east of the philippines,
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this is powerful, it's actually aviolent typhoon. in even tighter i do what floor of the sky. this is expected to reach the top of the scale in the next day or so as it moves westward, category five, and it's expected to move in between the straits could just graze it asa powerful strorm as it continued to weaken as they get into the weekend as it goes into the south china sea, heads toward south china and northern vietnam. according to the uk, these two men are russian military agents who carried the salisbury attack on sergei skripal and his daughter yulia. today vladimir putin responded to that. translation: we obviously looked at who these people are. we found them, they will appear soon, i hope, and tell you everything themselves.
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there's nothing particularly special or criminal here. are they civilians? sorry? are they civilians? i can't hear you. civilians? of course they are. next — this is sarah rainsford is moscow. what was a prepared question, nothing spontaneous about this. it isa nothing spontaneous about this. it is a state tvjournalist asking the question. i called the suspect, why don't you does come to the media here and suggest that even the generals themselves come to the media does to explain yourself and talk about that later, that same journalist suggested that that might happen sooner than the weekend. so the line that russia is now going with is that these two men have been found, they are not criminals as you heard, and that they are not
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intelligence agents, with russia's military intelligence agency which is of course, what britain has claimed and alleged. so this is very much in line with russia's reaction to the whole of this incident, to deny it out right, to deny any state involvement in the poisoning in salisbury and dismiss all the evidence of the uk has so far provided. you won't be surprised to putin's remarks have unsurprisingly gone down well in much of russia's media. translation: you know that i'm putin supporter but forgive me. i'm full of admiration for what vladimir putin is doing all this, simply full of admiration. well done. earlier i spoke to vitaliy shevchenko, from bbc monitoring. within minutes, putin's remarks were top news and russian television and the key chills of russia that were
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calling them truly sensational list. ifi calling them truly sensational list. if i were to sum up the mood music in russian tv it's, dismissive, it's sarcastic and also light—hearted. they're making sarcastic and also light—hearted. they‘ re making fun sarcastic and also light—hearted. they're making fun of it. for example, they have a lot of daytime television show news and today, they we re television show news and today, they were debating whether theresa may is going to resign after she sees of their own eyes that there's a lot after all, so interestingly, while russian officials have been bluntly denying all these accusations, russian media have come up with a colourful and can treat bit contradictory picture. i'm interested in knowing what counter theories russian media offer against what the uk government is saying. and russia, a opinion is sharply divided along party lines, if you happen to like vladimir putin, you
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believe anything he says and that kind of seeps through what the stations have been telling their viewers today. there's more of a debate going on in social media, the quote that social media users have been circulating widely was what he said earlier, we don't know these people are. in you love and sing of course you know who they are, you sent them to the uk. it does it's an offer you can't refuse, if the president of russia tells you to go to speak to the media, you could speak to the media. the type of language use is going to suggest that his granddad and 37. but what are they going to say? are they going to say that they are simple tourists who were siding in salisbury, were ordinary factory workers have never been out of russia. governments be seen, but the one thing that is certain, certainly
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not going to say, yes we are hit man acting on behalf of the country, because if you work for us as the spy because if you work for us as the spy agency, this is not something you say. apple has launched a new range of products — including three new iphones. one of them is the xs — an upgrade on the current iphone x, which costs around $1000. the latest model has a handy new feature. here's apple explaining it. if you happen to be hanging by the pool, drop your phone in the water, don't worry, dive down, grab it, rinse it, let it dry. you'll be fine. dave lee is watching it live. he tweeted tweet @daveleebbc "it s my cameraman 5 first apple event. why are all those people clapping? what is it for? but there's another more serious element to this story. this is a letter apple made public last week. it warns the trump administration that proposed chinese tariffs would make some
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of its devices more expensive. apple makes most of its products in china — and president trump's has suggested apple could avoid the tariffs by making more of its products in america. the fact that it's put out this letter means it's accutely aware of the price of its products, here's rory cellan-jones, technology correspondent. it is, what it has pulled off for the last year as one of most extraordinary tricks, while the rest of the industry, smartphone prices basically come down a bit, they're getting more of a commodity, they‘ re getting cheaper, you can get very cheap now. apple has managed to raise its average selling price, increase its margins and that is driven it to that extraordinary $1 trillion evaluation. so it wants to raise its prices, but it wants to retain its margins. it sees a huge threat to its margins if it experiences those tariffs. it makes a vast amount of the phone in china,
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that's where it's assembled, that's where a lot of it's components come from. it cannot afford an attack on its margins. if i were to pay top dollar for the apple products, what are you making out the end of today? every other year, they will announce something, not the iphone ten but that's face recognition technology, a whole new way. they claimed was the future of phones, they unrolled a bit of that this year with three different phones, one of them with the huge screen, the other with the other with a standard sized screen, and a so—called budget one, that is costing over $700 and that is going to pull in more people. it may get them back into second place, don't forget that they slip into third place despite the fact that they are extremely profitable, they slip behind china's way, this may push them back up again.
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just quickly, the cameraman was little bit confused, apple and stevejobs managed to create some magic around product launches. is it still managing that, do you think? certainly. when they host those events, they pack them full supporters, sort of revivalist mission kind of atmosphere there. i once took a cameraman who worked 20 years in the middle east and told me it was the most frightening thing he'd ever seen. they still manage to create the hoopla. still struggling somewhat to create the one new thing that's going to amaze people. it's difficult to contain the weeks. everything in this presentation we knew by days ago. stay with us on outside source — still to come, it's ten years on from the collapse of lehman brothers, triggered the global financial crisis. i speak to an expert on the lessons we have learned. the egyptian general prosecutor has said that e.coli
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bacteria caused the deaths of a british couple last month. john and susan cooper fell ill while on holiday in the red sea city of hurghada. our correspondent, yunus mulla, told us more about the egyptian authorities‘ findings. in the case ofjohn cooper, they say the e coli was a factor in their deaths on bothjohn and susan. in the case ofjohn cooper, it caused acute intestinal dysentery and because of his underlying heart condition, that proved fatal and in the case of his wife susan, they believe the e coli cause the infection it was linked to gastroenteritis and led to her death. and these findings appear to confirm what thomas cook found through his independent experts. they told us last week that he found high levels of e coli bacteria at the hotel. at that time, they said they could not linked e coli to the couple's death. now the couple were on holiday with their daughter, kelly
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who has previously spoken to the bbc. she's described these findings by the egyptian authorities as utter rubbish. she doesn't believe them. she believes the authorities here are trying to blame someone. what she wants now is a new postmortem carried out on the bodies of her parents. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? forecasters are warning that the most powerful storm in nearly three decades to threaten the carolina states, on the us east coast, is expected to strengthen over the coming hours. this week marks ten years since the global financial crisis began — and we're going to take some time now to look at its impact. it was on september 15th, 2008 that the lehman brothers bank filed for bankruptcy. it had been one of the largest investment banks in america. but its share price told the story — investors didn't believe it had a future — and they were right. what followed cost millions of people theirjobs and their homes. samira hussain reports from new york. this is a pivotal moment for
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america's economy. panicked sell—offs of world financial markets as bailout by american taxpayers. we are facing one of the most serious financial crises in this nations history. but if there was a singular event that started america's financial crisis, it would be the collapse of this bank. that is my lehman bankers running jersey. this table is full of memories, she spent 11 and a half years working at lehman brothers. i was heartbroken. you know i never would have left there. i would have stayed there until they kicked me out. well they did kick me out.
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but i would have stayed there for long time. it was one the best places that i had ever worked. many have not forgiven lehman brothers, although the financial crisis was a result of several bad actors, the bank ultimately filed for bankruptcy, it set off a chain reaction. on monday, september 15, when lehman brothers filed for bankruptcy, it fell to 500 points. the biggest one—day drop since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. watching it all happen was peter tuchman, a trader at the new york stock exchange. when i was like watching that on the board? i was actually standing here, at the spot we're doing this interview and things were actually going crazy and i threw my hands up in the air like this and that photo was taken, it was anxiety, it was fear. the financial markets
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did recover, and have since broken many records. but for some, the legacy of the lehman brothers is still personal. can you imagine the day where you could wear this ain? wear this again? of course! i might wear this september 15th. america took a huge hit — and so did the uk. web the bbc‘s economics editor kamal ahmed wrote this on our website. people are earning £800 less now, than then. it's worse for younger people — if you're aged 30—39 — you're earning £2,100 a year — nearly $3,000 — less. kamal‘s been talking to some other people who've been affeced. she has been talking to some people who have been affected by all this. you get used to it when you're in
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it. on this trend and make sure that there food on the table, just happy to have work. unaware of events thousands of miles away would still matter now. lehman brothers, goes bankrupt. this is a once in a century type of bank. looking back 110w century type of bank. looking back now the son. i'd notice the big changes in the past ten years,. financially, economically, recession. we are slowly, slowly, getting out of it and onlyjust getting out of it and onlyjust getting into the point where i was, ten years ago. but with the cost of living, i'm actually still not... one very eminent british economist thinks the system still isn't safe. lord skidelsky spoke
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to my colleage christian fraser still think there is much too much debt, that the banking system is not been sufficiently performed and that they have not done enough on equality, all of those things make the economic system very fragile. and some small thing could start a big accumulative downturn. there has been a problem with regulation, there's been no doubt about that. an expansion of what took place, it went way up. and there had been such deregulation on there had been such deregulation on the states, and it affected everyone else, it's huge things that no one understood. no one could get their heads around that and it's not very surprising given that quite a lot of
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the things are this was happening and they in created light of that, did not know, what in fact was going oi'i. did not know, what in fact was going on. what makes you convinced the governments i'iow, on. what makes you convinced the governments now, the most government, powerful governments to understand the financial products that were being sold and understand the risk that come with them? be seen but it growth in what was happening again right now, what has happened is that there is regulation it least, and there has been a contraction so there is no doubt about that and very considerable improvement have been made, so there's now a rating going on which is making it very difficult for some of these to lead to more dangerous territories. can i ask you, about the risk about seeking more reward for your money outside of the developed world where a large interest rates are very low? why do you think that such a potential problem? because what happened during the crisis, people reduced
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interest rates, some done to zero, but we know that the banks case is that the reduced to the negative and so that the reduced to the negative and so the japan for a while, and so we had very little chance of anybody making much money at it investing in anything in the western world so, they will look out for yields and they're trying to get something better for their money, which means there's been a lot of movement for there's been a lot of movement for the emerging markets, so debt had increased hugely in those countries, notjust public increased hugely in those countries, not just public sector debt or private sector debt, we see in the consent of emerged in china with its huge, and we've seen that very much evidence of the damage done in places like turkey, and using what's been going on in venezuela right now, in the markets would be very exposed for currency in order to get the search for yield of you like,. and must ask you about what they're talking about the bbc today that there is still too much debt, the banking system as in the reform
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pin—up in making the banking system very fragile, some viewers might be looking to that and saying, we could be where we were ten years ago. do you agree with him? wiki does have a point, huge facilitation, we've had lots of banks going into business but also how happened was it was immersed and other banks, suite got some large organisations out there and they have become systemic banks, so and they have become systemic banks, so they do goes on with any of them, then there will be serious problems across the financial world. you can find more on the bbc website, now, and the next half of the programme, we will speak to barbara about america and yemen. this weather forecast is dominated
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by two major storms. first is the major hurricane in the atlantic which is barely gets away towards the eastern side of the usa, a category four may intensify further, either way offering destructive winds, dangerous storm surge to quite a large sway of the eastern side of the usa, and the potential is there for catastrophic flooding we are expecting as much as 35 inches give me a metre of rain coming to concede those winds on that rain affects many areas, making la ndfall close that rain affects many areas, making landfall close to north carolina but affecting the carolinas and other neighbouring states as well, it may slow down and hang around for several days, hence the risk of such a huge amount of rainfall, so this is going to cause a significant impact on the usa. through the course of wednesday, the remnants of storm olivia, it was a hurricane at one point, making landfall in parts of the wine islands, lots rain from
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my week recently affected by hurricane lane, so not great news but not as big storm but still give rain to the next few days here and some potential dangerous storm surge year. the next remote wooded area about is the potential for it to develop this to the south of texas, get some wet weather for southern parts of the states, so it could be exceptionally wet hereto, and tropical storm isaac which is affecting these areas, but some of the storm last season. this is the other major storm though, this is a violent— and that is set to head towards the philippines, so will cause a severe threat to life, a catastrophe come out of rainfall and of course the dangerous storm surge and we also have a storm headed that heading toward southern parts of china and vietnam, and this one looks like it will push across the philippines, close to taiwan and then the southern parts of china again, so in this part of the world,
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it is our to been exceptionally wet this storm season. so two major storms but clearly a lot of activity out in the world to keep an eye on, there's still some warmth in europe on tuesday, we had 3a degrees in florence, we'll still see some warmth here through showers across the alps and minutes more for the north and westward, bringing some very strong winds to the north of the british isles across scandinavia, someone warnings to the baltic sea, as for here in the uk, will more detail in around half an hour as a going to thursday, more rain pushing it to northern ireland, so rain pushing it to northern ireland, $03 rain pushing it to northern ireland, so a bit more cloud than we sat during the day but instead it should be looked at warmer and warmer and sunnier and the far south as ever, the same around half an hour. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. residents are urged to evacuate the east coast of the us as the most powerful storm in nearly three decades strengthens even further. north carolina and south carolina
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are expected to take the brunt of it. president putin denies the two men accused of trying to murder sergei skripal worked for him. he says they're just civilians who happened to be there. but the british government isn't buying it. apple has just launched its latest iphone and a range of other products — we have all the latest from our technology correspondent. and police in australia are digging at the home of a woman who disappeared 36 years ago — because of a podcast. america has been defending the actions of saudi arabia in yemen. us secretary of state mike pompeo told congress earlier that saudi arabia and the united arab emirates
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are taking ‘demonstrable actions‘ to reduce the risk to civilians. the us isn‘t a neutral observer of course. it provides support to the saudi—led coalition — and these comments will allow congress to continue to help fund the coalition. to give you some context the un published this report last month, saying some of the saudi—coalition‘s attacks may amount to war crimes. if saudi arabia is reducing the risk to civilians — it has some way to go. in august, a0 children were killed when saudi arabia dropped a us—made bomb on a school bus. barbara plett usher is live in washington.
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there might be some viewers wondering how mike pompeo came to this conclusion. there are some people here washington wondering the same thing. before i answer that to clarify that the us is not directly involved in the conflict. it provides the coalition with intelligence sharing. it reveals the warplanes. it of course has a lot of sophisticated and expensive weapons to the members of the coalition that does not directly take part. that is very controversial in congress, has the need for mr pompeo to certify that saudi arabia and the iraqis are taking steps to reduce civilian casualties. there is that explained his reasoning said they were taking some steps and he listed a number of them. he said for example they had drawn up no strike lists. those are a list of targets that should not be hit because of civilians. they had also accepted to change the rules of engagement based on some us recommendations. they had paid for training by the us air force in
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order to reduce civilian casualties. and they had agreed to conduct investigations of harmful air strikes, including that one you mentioned about the children were killed in august. in that case, they had said it was a mistake and that they would hold those responsible to account. the report also says none of this is sufficient. the us is pressing them to do more. it was enough to get this vote of from the administration. this is a matter of debate. these are pretty gruesome attacks and pretty high stakes. at the pentagon has all along argued that it would be even worse if the us were not involved. that more civilians will begin. but then of course there are the obvious strategic reasons why the us will be wanting to stay. or this administration will be wanting to stay in the fight. the studies are an important allies, the utes fired missiles at them. there is counterterrorism. human is a important base for al-anda. i think it would have been unlikely for the
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administration to hold back. but they have been getting a lot of from congress. before we carry on, let me bring up this tweet. when i think about the skepticism from donald trump about american troops in south korea or american troops in south korea or american troops in south korea or american troops in afghanistan, i‘m unaware of the truck demonstration is proving so committed to this particular conflict. one of the reasons is this al-qaeda factor. the faction of al-qaeda that the united states sees as the most frightening is based in saudi arabia. the americans want to keep an eye on that and keep a finger in the counterterrorism fight there. the americans initially went into this conflict because the saudi arabia that started the campaign and the obama administration wanted to show support for the saudis at a time that it was making this nuclear deal
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would the iranians. it wanted to show that it was not abandoning the saudis. then the castles he started to mount and the obama administration put some restrictions on it with this administration. that lifted has to do also with this administration‘s very confrontational posture towards iran. they believe that the arabians are very much supporting the hyderabad and the degree they are doing so is up to debate but —— they believe the iranians are supporting the houthis. as i said, the congress has really pushed back over the last year, month, saying this is something the americans have to be very careful about especially given that un report you mentioned saying there could be possibly work runs evolved and that there is concern in congress that the americans might be implicated in war crimes. this is not going to go away. thank you very much. we will talk through the week. let‘s go to australia now.
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this is lynette dawson with her husband. she went missing in sydney 36 years ago. today there was a major development in police efforts to find out what happened to her. these are pictres of investigators digging outside the home that she shared with her husband. and police say he‘ll face charges regardless of what they find. it‘s a remarkable development — and one which being followed by people around the world. that‘s because of a podcast made by the australian newspaper. this is a bit of it. linda dawson was reported missing by her husband, former rugby league star chris. he said i was good to get a hit man to kill me. star chris. he said i was good to get a hit man to kill melj star chris. he said i was good to get a hit man to kill me. ijust wa nt get a hit man to kill me. ijust wantjustice. and get a hit man to kill me. ijust want justice. and i get a hit man to kill me. ijust wantjustice. and i would love for little girls to know she didn't leave them. the podcast is called ‘the teacher‘s pet‘ and you can see the headline. a star footballer. his school girl lover. a wife who vanishes. and the podcast focuses on ms dawson‘s husband chris —
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and his relationships with teenage girls. he‘s been a suspect since the start — but has always maintained his innocence. i‘ve been speaking to lucy martin, an australian journalist. this podcast has uncovered some really interesting elements of what was happening and his family at the time that lynette dawson disappeared. but we had known that she met her husband chris when they we re she met her husband chris when they were teenagers in high school. there we re were teenagers in high school. there were a golden couple, they got married and they lived in a very leafy northern suburbs. she went missing one night and her husband did not report her missing until six weeks later. but three days after she went missing, he moved his 16—year—old girlfriend into the family home. certainly this podcast has raised some really interesting questions about what was happening and that family at the time and what happened to her. and the dig up that we have seen the police taking part in at the moment, are they doing that because of the podcast? the police reopened this case three yea rs police reopened this case three years ago. well before this podcast was made. but we do know is that the
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podcast has adjusted that when police initially did the dig, they mist some really important elements of it. certainly lynette dawson, the victim of my brother says he believes this new dig and about because of directly this podcast and the media attention abroad. what we do know is the podcast has uncovered previously unknown witnesses and evidence. the police have taken state m e nts evidence. the police have taken statements from those witnesses that previously they knew nothing about. certainly the sense that this podcast has uncovered new information. i was mentioning he is going to be facing charges. i have not been able to see anywhere what charges those might be. the police are remaining really tight—lipped on the charges. certainly he has always maintained he had nothing to do with the disappearance. although yes, the police said they would pursue charges were gardens of what may find human remains or not, they‘re not telling us what those charges are. amazingly the podcast company
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has had major impact around the world because other crime podcast have had huge success. this podcast has been downloaded 17 million times around the world and our viewers might be familiar even if they have not listened to be serial podcast, downloaded £250 million. that was a true crime podcast as well. i think this is not just true crime podcast as well. i think this is notjust a passive listening experience. i think audiences for this reason podcast and those have come before had the sense they‘re coming along for the ride. they‘re discovering information and evidence almost at the same time as the police. certainly with the teachers pet podcast, there is a sense that it is still ongoing. it is happening right now. yes, it is a cold case but the police are at that house digging right now. the audience is so digging right now. the audience is so discovering with the police. thanks. don‘t forget you can get much more detail on our top stories on our website. there is full coverage on bbc.com/news or download the bbc news app. the european parliament has voted to take unprecedented disciplinery action against hungary — and is accusing the hungarian government of posing
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a systematic threat to democracy and the rule of law. parliament is here in strasbourg. here are pictures from earlier — when the dutch green mp who‘s been leading the process got a standing ovation. she let this process. two thirds of the meps voted to trigger the eu‘s rule of law procedure, known as article seven. it‘s never been triggered because of a member state before. meps say hungary‘s government in budapest has attacked the media and minorities — and as such has breached eu core values. one law is particularly controversial. locally it‘s called ‘stop soros‘ — a reference to billionaire investor george soros who mr orban‘s government accuses of backing illegal migration in europe. now, under hungarian law, lawyers and activists who help asylum seekers will commit a crime called ‘facilitating illegal immigration‘.
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hungary‘s prime minister viktor orban calls the threat of censure "blackmail" and an "insult. hungary‘s foreign minister didn‘t mince his words either. translation: the european parliament‘s decision today is nothing best than a petty revenge of pro—immigration politicians against hungary. here is some support from the hungarian government... wouldn‘t hold your breath on that one. one of the most seniorfigures in european
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parliament has a different angle... nick thorpe is in budapest. the government as sounding confident. it is sounding frank we are raised about what has happened, but you think it is also concerned about the pressure? but you think it is also concerned about the pressure ?|j but you think it is also concerned about the pressure? i think it is concerned. this was able to them. especially the size of the majority against them in parliament. they have also said that the counting mechanism of the european parliament was fraudulent and they are looking into ways of legal redress. they say if hadn‘t been captivated in a different way without the abstention isa different way without the abstention is a rather with the abstention counted in, there would have been 65%, so slightly short of the two thirds necessary. there‘s quibbling over numbers, but that only serves to hide the basic problem now facing the hungarian government, which is until now with the wind in its sails, seeing election victories of stronger right—wing government in
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austria, italy and other countries. austria, italy and other countries. a strong showing for the sweden democrats last weekend. viktor orban feeling and so now he was really winning the argument on immigration to europe, winning the argument in europe on national sovereignty. think we saw yesterday and today in this book is the european people‘s party. fellow conservatives, fellow christian democrats in europe saying enough is enough and he has crossed a line and they are not going to defend him or go with them any longer. so he is looking much more isolated after this vote, after this debate than he was a couple of days ago. appreciate the update. thank you very much. next let‘s talk about brexit. theresa may‘s brexit strategy — the so called chequers plan — has come under attack again — and again it‘s from within her own party. for a long time it‘s been said supporters of a hard brexit didn‘t have an alternative plan to offer — today, they did. it included their solution for the thorny issue of the border
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between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. laura kuensberg has this update. devising a way through, not, they say, plotting against theresa may. former cabinet ministers and the first ever first minister from northern ireland say forget the political fuss about brexit and the border. they claim there is a simpler way through.|j border. they claim there is a simpler way through. i committed to you, for it, and since i‘m expected valid he and effectiveness in dealing with all of the serious issues lost at the same time delivering on the promise to the british people to leave the single market, leave the customs union and therefore leave the european union. under what they called common sense, customs checks could be carried out miles away from the actual border. those checks could be minimised by
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better use of technology. and having similar rules to be you. in some areas. what is it that makes you think as a group that either the uk government or the european union would accept these proposals now, when they have some no sign of doing so so far? there is an iron focus in this paper on answering the eu's problem, not doing what we have done before him saying how we would like to do it. we're saying this is the problem you have outlined as the eu, and this is how they can be solved from your point of view. how far you prepare to the prime minister if she will not budge and adopt your ideas arguing that some object, fact and the need of the european union to protect their own market. that is why they should listen to it. the irish foreign minister has been sharing his opinions... another possible distraction is the
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issue of theresa may‘s leadership and whether there is a plot to see her leave downing street samantha later. —— sooner rather than later. another distraction, a possible leadership plot. the telegraph says 50 tory mps — from the same grouping you saw in laura kuensberg‘s report — met to discuss overthrowing theresa may. one mp quoted — anonymously — "if she won‘t chuck chequers then i‘m afraid the party will chuck her". the leader of the european reform group — today denied he‘s plotting a coup. she is a fantastically dutiful prime minister. and she has my support. i just want her to change one item of policy. the spectator‘s cover this week. there you have a circular firing
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squad being depicted. let‘s bring in jonathan blake. it would be funny if it were not so important, but these are fraught times for the prime minister. they certainly are. the fa ct minister. they certainly are. the fact that there was that meeting last night where a large number of conservative mps were openly discussing the prospect of a leadership challenge, how and when they might go about that too best co—ordinate their efforts is undoubtedly significant. but you have to bear in mind that that talk was at this stage simplyjust talk. there were not any senior members of the european research group, which is heavily opposed to the government‘s land on brexit and once the prime minister to change tack completely. no senior members were there. today, today, have been very quick to dismiss that talk that the meeting last night. asjust frustration. people getting angry and fed up with the government‘s direct in and exploring the options of what to do about it. they say
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there is no immediate plot, no immediate timetable and a plan to make a leadership challenge against the prime minister anytime soon. that doesn‘t mean people are not talking about it. and thinking about it. but whether that is a realistic prospect or not will depend on what the government does, whether the prime minister decides to change our negotiating position at all. and thing about some of the options we we re thing about some of the options we were hearing for an opponent of plan for avoiding a hard border with northern ireland and the deal she is able to negotiate with the eu based on where they are likely to give ground. whatever deal she agrees, she will have to come back and get it through parliament. and there are a lot of conservative mps lining up ready to vote against it. if it is anything like the government‘s negotiating starting point. we will talk through it through the week. thank you very much. on outside source we try to bring you bbc journalism fall on outside source we try to bring you bbcjournalism fall all around the world. we will next bring you to
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morocco. morocco has just introduced a new law that criminalises sexual violence and harassment. it‘s needed — one recent survey found that six in ten moroccan women had suffered some kind of violence. the law criminalises forced marriage, online harassment, and sexual harassment in public spaces — as well as some forms of domestic violence. mouna ba is in rabat. this moroccan activist has been campaigning for years for a lougher monopolizing violence against women. her hard work has finally paid off. —— criminalising violence against women. translation: will not stop here. this law has shortcomings that we have to act on. goals include failure to provide a definition of domestic violence and it does not explicitly criminalised marital rape. translation: we lacked appropriate talks to implement this law. in case
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of marital violence, it is difficult to provide proof, and we don‘t even have shelters for victims. violence against women, especially in public, has become a hot topic in morocco. after social media and rights groups highlighted shocking cases of sexual harassment. this woman is a member of the parliamentary committee that drafted the law. translation: no law is perfect. its effectiveness will depend on the approach adopted by the police and thejudicial approach adopted by the police and the judicial body. as approach adopted by the police and thejudicial body. as he approach adopted by the police and the judicial body. as he goes approach adopted by the police and thejudicial body. as he goes into effect it is normal to discover some gaps him up but they can be amended in the future. in the street, the main talking point of the law is the parker mclachlin sexual—harassment and public spaces. —— is the part criminalising sexual harassment. in 2009 was found that more than 60% of moroccan women have been subjected to some kind of violence. translation: women are often
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harassed in the street. this law is badly needed. translation: it is important to reject women against harassment. women in public spaces suffer a lot from harassment. translation: i'm against this law because it is women now who harassment, and minimum in my to be harassed but then they go and complain about it. —— men and women now like to be harassed but then they complain about it. if law is a significant step forward but many critics here wonder to what extent it will help change the harsh reality in the lives of many moroccan women. they say education and awareness are just doesn‘t work and awareness are just doesn‘t work and to see real change. mouna ba, reporting from the moroccan capital. we‘re going to learn about the elephant bird now — because scientists have released new research.
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it lived in madagascar and was the world‘s largest bird — it weighed 500kgs. to give you a sense of scale — this is how it compared to an average sized man. despite its size, it was hunted it into extinction around 1,000 years ago. well scientists have been studying these bones from an elephant bird. helen briggs. this is like a whodunit set thousands of years ago on the island of madagascar, involving this huge flig htless of madagascar, involving this huge flightless bird that was twice my height, weight half a tonne. they found some bones and they found some strange little marks on the bones, and they worked out this could only be humans hunting them and butchering them for meat. 10,000 yea rs butchering them for meat. 10,000 years ago on madagascar. but this raises many questions. one of which humans were not meant to be there at the time, so the evidence we have suggests that humans arrived on
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madagascar, settle their up to 4000 yea rs madagascar, settle their up to 4000 years ago. so some very strange evidence coming up there, which raises lots of questions. how did the elephant bird live? do we know what whether it was hunted? we know it was hunted by humans. it was a flig htless it was hunted by humans. it was a flightless bird, so very much like an emu or ostrich, very long way. it would have been very vulnerable to hunting. you can see here the marks on the bones where these were the zhang leg bones of the birds. it would have been fantastic meat for humans. giant leg bones. also the eggs. we knew that humans stole their eggs, derek massive, about 150, equivalent of 150 chicken eggs. it would have had a whole family. we‘re seeing some pictures there of the date that is going on. when did the date that is going on. when did the initial discovery happened? they found this amazing site a few years
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backin found this amazing site a few years back in madagascar are. they have got bones from there. these were actually sitting around and some of these serendipitous discovery by scientists looked at them and thought, well, what are these marks kruse and never investigate them before. and they focused must be what is happening with these birds and it tells us about how they might have gone extinct. so they will go back and look again at this site. it could be that there is more evidence out there. mould for the animals and possibly for these humans. we don‘t know what they were doing that 10,000 years ago. do we know is the november wasjust 10,000 years ago. do we know is the november was just living on madagascar or as a possibility could be living in other parts of the world as well? we think that it is confined to madagascar which obviously has all these unique animals, so at the same time this bird was there we had giant lemurs, we had tiny hippos and all sorts of animals which all disappeared around 1000 years ago. so we need to know why that happened. that could help
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us why that happened. that could help us with conservation today. we wrap up with this picture of sir david attenborough sitting alongside the egg of an elephant bird. see you tomorrow. hello there. hurricanes are certainly in the news at the moment. one former hurricane could be impacting our weather early next week. some way away, yes, but this is what we have got at the moment. atla ntic is what we have got at the moment. atlantic winds coming our way. that would‘ve from bob the cloud and the rain in the south on wednesday is out of the way and another system arriving from the northwest. this is weakening and is going to stop her across the far north of england and northern ireland. as rain and drizzle may start to work his way northward. sunny spells across the northeast of scotland. quite a nice day on thursday. more sunshine around and it will feel more warm thanit around and it will feel more warm than it did on wednesday. ran into
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is the only give so far across the uk in animals away. we have got another one coming in from the atlantic. this weather system is a little more active. it means it is winter. we have got rain more likely to start the day across scotland. northern ireland in northern england. as things move further south we would have rain arriving in wales, allowing sunshine and showers to follow into west scotland. across the midlands, east anglia and the southeast, it is likely to be dry on friday. temperatures are a pleasant 19 or 20 degrees. the next weather system 19 or 20 degrees. the next weather syste m get 19 or 20 degrees. the next weather system get so far south. then it moves out of the way. because it is running into this area of high pressure that we have got across the members of the uk. around the top we have got the next weather system arriving from the atlantic. this time we start with some rain across northern ireland. as the winds pick up northern ireland. as the winds pick up little see the winter weather moving into western scotland, perhaps cumbria. elsewhere it is likely to be dry. the winds will strengthen, we are trying in some warmer air. it will be quite a pleasa nt start warmer air. it will be quite a pleasant start to be weak and across most of england and wales, perhaps east of scotland. temperatures
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around about 2 degrees. we have that ring gathering. weatherfront... exact speed of progression, depending how far southeastward to get. still looks like the perhaps east midlands could be quite warm with a fair bit of sunshine. then behind that rate we are in the cooler, fresher air. scotland and northern ireland with unsigned and showers. that band of cloud orang topples down, i will be as about as far south as easy anglia for the midlands. then it stops. there will not be as much rain on monday. beginning cloud arriving in from the southwest with a southerly wind, a warmer when. we‘re left with a contrast across the uk, much cooler towards the north butjust for a wild. into tuesday, this is where we could see the remnants of former hurricane helene impacting our weather. details are uncertain but this area of low pressure drives his way northward across the western side of the uk, it may well bring some disruptive, severe gales,
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clothing usual. areas of low pressure are left rotating out across the middle part of the atlantic. there is the position of the jet stream. you atlantic. there is the position of thejet stream. you can atlantic. there is the position of the jet stream. you can see the undulation again. tend to be on the warmer side of that with highest temperatures in the southeast. possibly into the mid—20s. later on in the week, if we get the ring back on, you can see we have got this ragged band of rain. that will probably work its way across all parts of the country. it opens the door to more unsettled weather by the end of the week. the gesturing changes position, gets stronger, directly west to east and picks up areas of rain. mainly for the north, once again there is not much rain in the southeast. pro—brexit conservatives produce a plan for dealing with the irish border after britain leaves the eu. the group says it has a technological solution to one of the trickiest issues in the negotiations and denies trying to unseat
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the prime minister. theresa may has enormous virtues. she‘s a fantastically dutiful prime minister and she has my support. ijust want her to change one item of policy. labour says tory infighting is risking ireland‘s stability, with only months until britain leaves the eu. ireland cannot pay the price of theresa may‘s negotiating strategy. as we come into these final weeks and months, that‘s a really important message. we‘ll assess today‘s proposals with reaction from brussels and westminster. also tonight: vladimir putin insists the two russian men implicated in the salisbury poisonings aren‘t criminals and that they‘ll
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